*Most events require registrations - please scroll below calendar to register for the events * 
Christmas Decorations

A Holiday Sampling

Nov. 6th

An Author Showcase

2 pm - 4 pm

Join us for an in-person event with local authors representing different sub-genres of mystery. We will have historical/ghost, adventure, cozy, supernatural, and historical/western being showcased by their respective authors in an "open mic" fashion.

Attending authors will be...

Nancy Hughes
Michele Haring
John Adam Wasowicz
Victoria Kreysar
Sarah Ickes


Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 24th

We will closed on this day so that our staff members may be able to spend time with their families and we hope that you have a wonderful holiday.

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Black Friday

Nov. 25th

For all book-a-holics, we have the sales for you this fabulous shopping weekend.

For Black Friday: Spend $10 to get a FREE blind book. That's right! Tell us which genre you like to read in and hop into a mysterious mystery.

In-store and Online. For Online: please let us know what genre you like to read by leaving it in the "note" section of checkout or by messaging us through our "contact us" page with your order number and genre.

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Small Business Saturday

Nov. 26th

For all book-a-holics, we have the sales for you this fabulous shopping weekend.

For Small Business Saturday, we are keeping it local with our sale on local authors.

Buy 2 books, get 1 at 50% off
Buy 3 books, get 1 FREE

In-store or over-the-phone orders only.

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Cyber Monday

Nov. 28th

For all book-a-holics, we have the sales for you this fabulous shopping weekend.

For fans of online shopping, we have a wonderful deal for you! Spend $30 and get FREE shipping and a FREE Zox bracelet.

Online Only.


Sweet, But Deadly Zoom Event

Dec. 4th

Starting at 2 pm

Join us virtually with not two, or four, but FIVE authors as they talk and discuss their own mystery series.

- Marilyn Levinson
- Heather Weidner
- Jackie Layton
- Sarah E. Burr
- Alice Adler


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Christmas Eve

Dec. 24th

Open 12 pm - 3 pm

Our hours have been shortened today so that our staff may spend the time with their families.

Wrapped Gifts

Christmas Day

Dec. 25th

We wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday.

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Shiver Me Snowmen Celebration


It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! What better way to celebrate this year's countdown to Christmas than with snowmen? Stop by our shop throughout this month for games, free gifts, and to pick up the perfect present for the readers in your life (or for yourself, we won't tell).

New Year Party

New Year's Eve

Dec. 31st

Open 12 pm - 3 pm

Our hours have been shortened today so that our staff may spend the last hours of 2022 with their families. Have a Happy New Year's Eve.

New Year Party

Annual Closing for Inventory

Jan. 1st - 14th

Our shop will be closed

Every year, our shop closes for an annual inventory check and cleaning. However, our online shop is available for your reading needs during this time, or you can call us at 717-795-7470 for any books you are looking for.


Anatomy of a Murder Mystery Pt 2

Jan. 15th

Starting at 2 pm Eastern

We’ll be discussing how to create engaging and clever sleuths, setting up red herrings (a favorite of Agatha Christie), advancing dialogue to keep the story moving forward and the reader interested and involved. We’ll also discuss the different types of mysteries and provide practical suggestions on editing, publishing and marketing mysteries.

Sale Season

National Puzzle Day

Jan. 25th - 28th

In-store and online

We'll be offering 20% off on all puzzles.

Colorful Books

Blind Date with a Book

Feb 1st - 14th

All Month

Did you ever put a book down because of the cover? Why not try a blind book? It is just like a blind date, but instead of it being with another person, you are taking a chance on a book that has been wrapped with only a simple description to know what it's about. If you are up for one, or more, of these mysterious mysteries, drop by to pick yours up today.

Colorful Books

Agatha Christie, She Wrote

Feb. 19th

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Authors Bill and Teresa Peschel will talk about the movies based on Agatha Christie's characters. More details to come.

Colorful Books

Library Lover's Month


All Month

Buy 2 books and choose from a select group of books to donate to a library. In-store only.

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Malice Domestic

April 28th - 29th


Our shop will be closed on these dates as we will be down in Maryland for Malice Domestic. We apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you when we get back.


St. Patrick's Day Sale

Mar. 15 - 18

In-Store Only

Get 15% off anything green.

Paper Craft

National Craft Month Sale

Mar. 22 - 25

In-Store Only

Get 15% off books with a craft in the title (ex: Stamped Out!)

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Murder As You Like It

Aug. 12th


We are thrilled to be bringing back our ever-so-popular Murder Mystery conference that is held annually in the month of August. Stay tuned to find out more details as they become available.

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PA National Tea Fest

Sept. 22 - 23

9 am - 4 pm

If you love tea, or are new to the tea world, this event is for you! Be sure to check out all of the tea-rrific goodness that is going on at the Tea Festival this year. More details to come on our booth.